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IHgli Water. To-mobbow. —Taiaroa Heads: 3.50 a.m., 4 7 p.m, Port Chalmers : 4.30 a.m., 4.47 p.m. Dunedin: 5.15 a.m., 5.32 p.m. I‘»rt dimmers. ARRlVED,— October 10, Beautiful Star, s.s,, 140 tons, Richardson, from Oamaru. Mahinapua, s.s., 205 toss, Todd, from the West Coast. Passengers : Mesdames Turner, Peterson, and Turnbull, Misses Mansford, Carr, Moir, Moycs, Messrs Galloway, Gillow, Reeves, Carr, Turner, Burns, Row, and Fodeu, SAlLED.— October 9 Herald, s.s., 356 tons, Jones, for Oamaru and the West Coast. October 10, Tarawera, s.s., 1,276 tons, Sinclair, for Melbourne via the Bluff. Passengers; For Melbourne—Mesdames Innee, Walsh and two children and nurse, Fleming and ono child and nurse, and Dali, Messrs Church, Scott, Balding, Walsh, and Bannister; and fourteen in steerage.

The Maliinapua, with passengers and cargo from West Coast ports, arrived at the Victoria wharf at 5 a.m to-day. She left Westport at 0 p.m. on the 4th inst., called at Nelson on the sth, Wellington on the Cth, and Lyttelton on tho Bth ; left again same day and proceeded to Timaru; left that port at 5 p.m. yesterday and arrived here as above. She had light winds from Westport to Nelson, followed by a strong N.W. gale and heavy sea to Wellington, thence light and moderate winds down the coast. The Beautiful Star, with cargo and passengers from Oamaru, arrived at 11.15 p.m. yesterday, having left Oamaru at 3 p.m,; had variable winds with head sea and equally weather along the coast. Amongst her cargo she brought 1,045 sacks oats and 136 hides for transhipment to Melbourne. The Tarawera left the Victoria wharf this afternoon with passengers and cargo for the Bluff and Melbourne. Mr Martin Kennedy, the coal merchant, avas one of the principal losers by the wreck of the Koranui. He is moving from Groymouth to Wellington, and all hia effects were on the Koranui. The Mataura is to load at Oamaru for London.

Mr W, C. Smith has received cable advice that the s.s, Fifeshire. of the Shire line, bound from London to Oamaru and Port Chalmers, broke her main shaft, and had to put into Madeira, where she would bo detained from fourteen to twenty-one days for repairs. The first vessel of tho Australasian auxiliary squadron has been launched at Klswick. It is the gunboat Whiting, a vessel 230 ft in length, 27ft In breadth, and lijTt in depth, with a draft of 8,-jft, and a displacement of 740 tons. Her estimated speed is twenty knots, and her indicated h.p. 4,500. Her armament will consist of two 36-pounder rapid-firing guns, four 3-ponndcrs, three torpedo guns, and a small aims. The Hon. Ralph Abercromby, the well-known

authority on clouds, has been going round the world lately measuring sea waves by means of a floating sensitive aneroid barometer. The biggest wave he has yet encountered was in 55deg S. latitude and 105deg W. longitude. It was 4dft high, 765 ft fiom crest to crest, and had a velocity of forty-seven miles on hour. Admiral Fitzroy, however, who also spent a good deal of his time measuring the billows, states in one of his reports that, in exactly the same latitude and longitude as given above, he has seen waves at least 60ft in height.


Thursday, October 10.

Adelaide. Pukaki arrived Wednesday eve. ing. Oamarc.—Herald arrived early from Dunedin; sails to-night for Timaru. Lyttelton.—Mararoa arrived 8 r.,m. firm Dunedin; sailed o p.m. for Wellington.— Kotmua arrived 9 a.m. from Wellington; sailed Ipm for Dunedin via Akaroa. Wellington.—Takapuna tailed 1 p.m. for Ne’son.

Nelson.—Penguin sailed 10 a m. for Wellington.—Mawhera arrived 8 a.m, from Wellington; sailed 9 a.m. for Greymouth,— Brunner arrived Tam. from Wellington; sails 6 p.m. for Wcarport, Westport,—Ohau sailed for Lyttelton. —Warcatea sailed 10 a.m. for Wellington. —Rosamond put in last night. New Plymouth.—Wanaka arrived 11 a.m. from Wellington; sails 7 p.m. for Mauukau. Napier.—Australia arrived 10.>15 a.m. from Wellington ; sai's 8 p.m. for Gisborne. Gisborne Southern Cross arrived 10.39 a.m. from Auckland ; sailed 5 p.m. for Napier. Auckland.—Manapouri sailed noon for Gisborne. Shipping Telegrams, Wellington, October 9.—6 p.m , Tekapo, from Sydney. Passengers: For Dunedin— Mesdames Hooper and Debnzon, Misses Hamilton and Styles, Messrs Win tyre and Wise. For Lyttelton—Mr and Mrs Ouddon, Miss Hay don, Mesdames Odell and M’Laren and two children, Messrs Aulstbrook (2). Rotorua, f, r the South.—The underwriters have decided to offer the wreck of the Koranui for sale.

Sydney, October 10.—Peerless, from Kaipara.—St. Kilda, fi om Wanganu 1 . Melbourne, October 10.— Handa We, from Kaipara.— Eileen Doonan, for Kaipara.

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SHIPPING, Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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